North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Changes to the KPA Corps Command

Now that Pyongyang watchers have processed, analyzed and digested the munitions which the Korean People’s Army [KPA] paraded through Kim Il Sung Square on 25 April (Monday), attention has now shifted to personnel.  During the […]

Apr, 30

Hypersonic Missile Test Starts DPRK New Year with a Bang

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry Department [MID] tested a hypersonic missile on the morning of 5 January (Wednesday).  According to DPRK state media, the “successive test successes in the sector of hypersonic […]

Jan, 06

DPRK Gets a New Police Boss

Colonel-General Ri Thae Sop (Ri T’ae-sop) was appointed Minister of Social Security (f.k.a., Minister of People’s Security; f.k.a., Minister of Public Security) during December 2021. His appointment was publicized on 1 January (Saturday) at the […]

Jan, 04

KJU Continues Tour of S. Hamgyo’ng

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) continued his visit to South Hamgyo’ng Province, stopping off in Sinp’o and Hongwo’n Country.  Also in attendance were Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff MAR Pak Jong […]

Oct, 15

PPJ Visits Storm Recovery Work in N. Hamgyo’ng

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Party Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured storm recovery work in North Hamgyo’ng Province, his home province.  He visited Ch’o’ngjin and Kim Ch’aek (So’ngjin) and Orang County […]

Oct, 09

KJU Visits Kimhwa County

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Kimhwa County, Kangwo’n, to inspect typhoon reconstruction work.  Also in attendance was Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff Chief VMar Pak Jong Chon (Pak Cho’ng-chon), Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] […]

Oct, 02

KJU Zooms Preliminary CMC Meeting

A preparatory meeting held in advance of the 5th meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission occurred via teleconference on 23 June (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting, […]

Jun, 23

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